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Full-Day Floating Market and Ayutthaya Temples Tour from Bangkok
"Every morning boat vendors will cramp in Khlong Damnoen Saduak to sell product from their plantations that vary from fruits to vegetables. Visit during the early morning and take a ride on a row boat to get the real sense of floating market. Then transfer to t an ancient capital and modern city in the Central Plains of Thailand 85 km north of Bangkok.Visit Wat Mahathat the highlights include the octagonal pagoda the plaster base of a Buddha image the medium-size Prang with mural paintings about the life of the Buddha
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Day Tour to Temples of Ayutthaya by River Cruise and include Buffet Lunch
"You will be picked up at the hotel lobby at 7am in the morning to visit the ruined temples dating back hundreds of years and venerated statues of the Buddha. You will be picked up by minivan from the River Centre Shopping Centre and taken to the Pa-In Ro Chinese and Gothic architecture. Then we will make straight for Ayutthaya once the sumptuous capital of the ancient Kingdom of Siam before it was sacked and razed by the Burmese. Visit the magnificent Wat Maha That the royal monastery where the most important monks of the kingdom of Ayutthaya once lived there you will see the beautiful faces of Buddha wrapped in the roots of ancient trees. Then you will move on to Wat Na Phra Mane a temple located to the North of the Royal Island
From EUR63.00
 
Private Tour: Ayutthaya Day Trip from Bangkok
"After pickup from your Bangkok hotel get comfortable in your private minivan for the drive to the ancient capital of Ayutthaya. Your tour begins at one of Ayutthaya’s oldest markets where you'll sample traditional boat noodles from a local vendor among other authentic bites. Next visit emblematic temples such as Wat Yai Chai Mongkol with its 196-foot-tall (60-meter) stupa. See the ancient ruins of Buddha images at Wat Mahathat (Temple of the Great Relics) and stop by Ayutthaya’s most historically important temple Wat Phra Si Sanphet. Then savor lunch aboard a docked rice barge on the Chao Phraya River.In the afternoon
From THB2,800.00

Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram (Reclining Buddha Temple) Tips (37)

Famous Thai Buddhist Temple (3)

The religion has no boundry. When I visited the Thai Reclining Buddha in Penang recently, there are group of students probably on their holiday or study tour about religion in Malaysia. Although they are Muslim, but I saw they are keen into taking pictures around the temple and to know more about the religion.

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DaHongHua
Dec 07, 2014

Famous Thai Buddhist Temple (1)

The temple is located opposite the Burmese Standing Buddha Temple along Lorong Burma.
The Thai Buddha Temple has a giant reclining Buddha in the main hall. From the distance in between each pillars of the hall, this reclining Buddha's length more than 90 ft.
There are 4 Golden Nagas and 2 giant door gods in front of the temple to guard the temple.
In the temple compound, there are other temples and pogodas.

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DaHongHua
Dec 07, 2014

Famous Thai Buddhist Temple (2)

Wat Chaiya Mangalaram was built in 1845 on a 5 acres land donated by Queen Victoria to the Thai Communities in Penang and is located at the heart of Georgetown along Burma Lane (Lorong Burma) in Pulau Tikus.
Thailand and Burma has strong trade relationship in Penang, they could have used Penang as a middle point to do business with other parts of south east asia. The inflence of Thai and Burmese culture and religion is very strong in Penang.
Although not the oldest ( Burmese Temple, 1803 ), but Wat Chaiyamangkalaram is certainly the largest Buddhist temple in Penang. Its interiors are adorned with a great number of Buddha
statues with the most prominent ones include the 33 meters (108ft) reclining Buddha. The colossal size reclining Buddha statue is reputed to be among the longest in the world.
The Door Guard Gods and the Nagas, is very colourful sticked with shining mirrors in small pieces, majority of its are of golden colour.

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DaHongHua
Dec 07, 2014

The Sleeping Buddha

Wat Chayamangkalaram a Thai Temple which was built in 1845 on the land granded by Queen Victoria. The Temple has one of the largest Reclining Buddha in the world. The Statue is Gold plated and measuring 33 meters in length.

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Oct 15, 2013
 
 
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Monks

Not advisable to engage the monks in this temple. They are very demanding and materialistic. I thought monks are not even allowed to accept red packets but despite that they demanded more via their assistants. That's breaking one of their precepts. So be careful when you go to this temple. Never engage the monks.

nancyew
May 26, 2011

Temple of reclining Buddha

A fascinating temple well worth a visit, as usual the detail in the architecture is great , the size of the statue is unbelievable. These places are all free entry but do rely on donations. Here you can buy books for whatever you like to donate.

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kat-m
Apr 18, 2010

Thai temple

This colourful Thai temple is situated across the road from the Burmese temple. It's open daily and the admission is free.

The temple grounds contain many shrines along with brightly coloured statues of Devas and other mythical creatures. Inside the main pagoda you'll find a gold-plated statue of the Reclining Buddha. Behind the statue are many urns containing the ashes of devotees.

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tim07
Feb 13, 2010

RECLINING BUDDHA - Wat Chayamangkalaram

This is another impressive Temple that we visited which had GOLD, GOLD, GOLD!

and............... THE 14th LARGEST RECLINING BUDDHA IN THE WORLD!

This Thai temple was built in 1845 by a Buddhist monk, who came from Thailand.

As you enter, probably the 1st thing you notice is the two guards with two mythical dragon-headed serpents at their feet. Heading inside, and here is the 33metre gold-plated reclining Buddha. With a peaceful, smiling face, this Buddha lies on his right side with his head resting in the palm of his right hand.
The reclining Buddha represents the historical Buddha at his death. It is said that the Buddha knew death was approaching, and asked his disciples to prepare a couch for him in a grove!

Go for a walk behind the Buddha, as here are a lot of niches that contain the ashes of the devotees.

You are allowed to take photo's
Please take off your shoes before entering the Temple.

OPEN...6.00am till 5.30pm

FREE

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Wat Chaiyamangkalaran

Wat Chaiyamangkalaran temple has a unique blend of Chinese, Thai and Burmese architectural designs and was built in the 19th century and declared open in 1956 by Thai King Bhumipol Ayudayej. Inside the temple lies the 3rd largest Reclining Buddha in the world measuring 33 meters. Behind the gold-foil wrapped Buddha stand 12 idols, each representing an animal in the Chinese zodiac.

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aukahkay
Aug 03, 2008

A Thai Wat

Within the Ubosot which means "ordination hall" in the Thai language lies the reclining Buddha, a comparable image to the one in Wat Pho, Bangkok and no less ornate. Behind the reclining Buddha are numerous funerary niches occupied by ashes of the departed and anteriorly as seen in the photo are individual altars to other smaller images of the Buddha at various poses.

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aberacadabra
Nov 08, 2007

Wat Chaiya Mangalaram

Wat Chiya Mangalaram is a Thai Buddhist temple and was built in 1845, making it one of the oldest temple in Penang... The main attraction of the wat is the reclining Buddha statue which was built in 1957... It stretches 33m long and 10m high making it the largest in Malaysia and the third largest in the world... The temple entrance is guarded by a few colourful statutes of mythical creatures, including two seven-headed serpents while two beautiful dragons “guarded” the two side entrances... Within the walls of the wat are drawings of the life story of the Buddha designed and sculptured by Thai skill articians... There are about 30,000 Buddha images inside the wat and also iconography of ancient Buddha and Bodhisatta images of various types from many Buddhist countries including Cambodia, China, Japan, Laos, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam...

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chiabh
Apr 13, 2007

Wat Chayamangkalaram

This Buddhist temple of Thai architecture houses a magnificent gold-plated reclining Buddha that is said to be the third largest in the world.

Behind the temple is a small Thai village and a Thai cemetery. The local Thais celebrate the traditional Buddhist festivals -- the Sonkran and the Loy Krathong -- at Wat Chayamangkalaram. The niches behind the statue hold urns containing the ashes of devotees.

Admission to the temple is free.

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snuggie
Jan 14, 2007

Things to Do Near Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram (Reclining Buddha Temple)

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Wat Si Sanphet

This temple was constructed on the premises of the royal palace. The site was dedicated for the construction of the temple in 1448. The temple is known for it's three large stupas. The stupas are...
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Wat Phu Khao Thong

Wat Phu Khao Thong is located outside the city island. It was built by King Ramesuan in 1395. The temple is also known as Monastery of the Golden Mount. However this refers to another chedi in the...
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Wat Thammikarat

This is another small temple ruin. What I found interesting were the number of Singh (Lion Figures) the completely encircle the main large chedi. the Singh are in various stages of disrepair. This...
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Day Trip - Ayutthaya

Ayuthaya was founded in 1350 by King U-Thong in a bend of the Chao Phraya River and was the capital of the Kingdom of Thailand in its most powerful time. After it was conquered and sacked in 1767 by...
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Chao Phraya River

We walk most of our time in Bangkok, although it was hot and humid but walking is the best thing to do. There are so many things to see around, but we've seen Bangkok a few times already. We just...
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Getting to Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram (Reclining Buddha Temple)

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Lorong Burma, Georgetown, 10250 Georgetown, Pulau Pinang

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